Globalization, Finance and Trade

Our research area on Globalization, Finance and Trade is concerned with global value chains and the position of small businesses in these, and how finance, investment, aid and the global economic institutions facilitate or impede shared prosperity.

Its research addresses inter alia questions such as how can exports be better facilitated? How can African businesses gain more access to global value chains? Should and could fair trade be promoted? Is agri-business and agri-exports the future of rural development in Africa? How does the rise of China affect the potential of other countries to industrialize and trade?